Come along and meet  me at Revolution House in Chesterfield on Sunday 13th August between 11am and 4pm. I will be talking about Medicines on your Doorstep and showing you some common plants, how they can be prepared and what they are used for medicinally. I’ll also be bringing along some lovely herbal teas […]

Very Berry Late Summer Foraging

The bilberries are abundant currently and will be joined by lingonberries and purple heathers spreading across the moorlands before we know it. The hedgerows and woods will soon be overflowing with fabulous edible and medicinal berries and apples too. Our next foraging course at Woven Earth will take place on Sunday 10th September 2023 starting […]

Summer foraging course near Matlock, Derbyshire

Summer Foraging  Our next foraging course at Woven Earth will take place on Saturday 1st July 2023 starting at 10am. The venue is High Leas Farm at Riber near Matlock in Derbyshire.  The farm has a great diversity of wild plants and trees, together with established hedgerows and grassland.  It employs “Holistic Restoration to weave Regenerative […]

Foraging at Matlock 6th May 2023

Such a great foraging session on Saturday 6th May at Woven Earth in Riber near Matlock, Derbyshire. A good turn out considering and I reckon King Charles would have approved with his love of nature and sustainability credentials. I did extend an invite to him but he was otherwise engaged . Anyway I digress. We […]


Flowers and herbs are undeniably beautiful with their delicate shapes, glorious colours and heavenly scents. But why do we give them as a symbol of our love? The tradition of giving flowers with meaning, (floriology), has been around for thousands of years, but was popularised in Europe in the 18th century when Charles the II […]